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Realized at: 14th, December 2015
 

"I have always been very into all forms of electronic music, I really like how you can have so much chaos be cut so dry with just a touch of calm."

1. Since your inception in 2012, you`ve released 6 recordings. How would you characterize the development of your band during these 3 years? What are your greatest achievements and downfalls?

It's pretty crazy to think its been that long.  We've always created music that we enjoy, we enjoy playing music together, lots has happened, our sound has changed in many directions, from our recordings, to our live performances, we see no reason to hold back. I guess just being able to continue to release new music is a huge accomplishment, our songs may have short running time, but they're extremely difficult to compose, well at least we'd like to think that. Downfalls are just part of getting to where you want to be, this past year has been very difficult, but the band seems to be level, obviously though we have our problems.

2. You have described your music as a mixture of black metal, grindcore and Noise. What are some other genres of metal or non-metal that you listen to and what particular styles can you just not listen to?

We all listen to a large range of music, sometimes we joke that we may be the only metal band who doesn't listen to metal together. Im very into Avant-Garde music, whether classical or contemporary i thoroughly enjoy bands like Dodheimsgard, Sigh, Deathspell Omega or some more unconventional artist like John Zorn or Duke Ellington. We listen to lots of hip hop and electronic music as well, which is where we tend to borrow from for our noise influences.  Ive recently been into the Haxan Cloak and am a huge fan of the DJ burial.  None of us really practice musical elitism, I think speaking for all of us, all music has a place, but if i had to pick one genre of music that makes me cringe, Pop Country is pretty awful, I'm not sure if their confused, but its fucking terrible.

3. I am curious to know more things about your debut CD. Tell us something about the main idea of the 7 tracks. Where did you record? Did you have any problems in studio and all sorts of interesting details for our readers?

You know, the 7 songs things wasn't really planned, It was literally all we had once our engineer and label owner Noel Mueller hit us up about doing a record that we even began writing.  I guess you could say Romantic Love was actually created completely for that objective, To do an album with Grimoire.  It was tough, we toured, then immediately started writing right up until Noel came from Baltimore to Pittsburgh to record us.  Grimoire has a great business model that engages the band with the label, through the process of Noel actually recording, mixing, and mastering the final effort, the intimate setting that was created helped us a lot, I live in a large house with brick walls, so we did it all in one day, about 13 hours tracked live. It was hell, but we had quite the party when all was said and done.

4. Talking about the album, you’ve added some elements, like soundscapes and atmospheric effects in the context of a grander musical scope. How much significant do they have on the music development?

I like to call that stuff the "pickled ginger" or a cleanser of sorts.  I have always been very into all forms of electronic music, I really like how you can have so much chaos be cut so dry with just a touch of calm.  It really gives me chills sometimes. The band Knelt Rote is another band i think does the contrast of brutal and atmospheric well, and I could say they sort of gave me more comfindence in adding tracks like that to our albums. We've only recently been able to actually perform with noise as well, which I really enjoy.

5. Who would you say are the biggest influences impacting the music of Denditric Arbor, both as a band and you individually?

Our friends for some reason continuer to support us, It blows my mind, but i would say first and foremost just anyone who listens to our stuff.  It really means something to me when i meet people who actually care, because I'm also one of those fans. Our friends also have bands that are incredible, and push us to be better every day.  

6. You´ve just came back from a intense TOUR. Any fun stories, band fights, stage fuckups? Which bands that you toured with have been the coolest?

Ahhhhh, yes, the tour.  It was incredible, and very very intense. We got to tour with our homies in Maruta, which was by far our favorite run of shows as a band.  Really awesome to share the stage with such rad dudes, and the crowds were intense every night.  Going from our first tour to this, its night and day, which i fucking love because it shows progress. Of course their were band fights, some serious legal issues, and the occasional free bag of pot, but I can say that our New Orleans experience took the cake.  We actually planned a day off after our show at Sisters in Christ with Witch Burial, so we rented a hotel room, and started the day off drunk as fuck.  15 Oyster Po-boys later and about 24 beers each, we ended up at an Agnostic Front show at the bar Siberia, our drummer was blacked out and mine as well have been asleep, but Adam (guitar) and I party very hard, ended up letting the dudes in Down roll a blunt on my hand (hey Pat!) and ended up partying with a good friend named Carl who drove us all over the french quarter.  Woke up with one of the worst hangovers I've ever experienced. Good Times

7. Not sure if you are a drinker, but when playing live do you withhold drinking some beers until you’re finished playing live or do you get loaded before you go on? What is the most difficult part of performing live?

Yea, well all drink, way to much, haha.  A lot of times we all agree not to drink more than a beer before we play, but that rule is broken more than it is obeyed. I'd say we smoke much more herb than drink.  Screaming and playing the guitar is the bane of my existence, I'm not old, only 30, but it takes everything out of me.

8. Now you are about to release a new EP.  How did you approach this new recording compared to the debut LP, as far as the writing and recording was concerned?

We really just had a chance to record with a friend, Dave Cerminara, it was a struggle, but we wrote those songs in a tight timeframe.  I think the express more of our grind sound, but thats what keeps it interesting.

9. By now you have received, as I have seen, positive reviews from the press. What response do did you get from the fans not only there in The States but abroad?

Well, this last tour finally showed some fruits of our labor.  We have played plenty of show to none, and recently played some show to larger crowds.  I think people, even extreme elite music fans have a hard time consuming and digesting what we are doing,  We don't want to push anyone away, but we can't compromise being strange musicians.  I like when people talk bout our more eclectic material, and as for aboard, we have had a lot of online sales to countries all over the world, and hope to find out what they think this summer as we are attempting to book Europe and Japan.

10. If DENDITRIC ARBOR was an odour, what the fuck could it be?

It would be the smell of dank weed.

11. How long do you think you can continue to keep this going for and why do you feel the type of grindcore that you play is the best kind out there? Any newer bands you like or do you prefer to stay rooted in the ’80s/’90s scene?

Until I'm broke past a point of no return, which seems to be the case almost everyday.  We are taking a break this winter to save cash for summer tour, but we will continue to play until death i suppose, maybe make a revival tour when we're like 60, thats the cool thing to do now right?  I don't think our "type" of grindcore is better or worse, I just wasn't exactly raised on the traditional stuff, i mean yeah i listened to Terrorizer, Napalm Death, Carcass and Brutal Truth, but at the same time i was listening to Jazz, hip hop, and tons of electronic stuff, so i just don't really attempt to recreate anything, it's already been done.

12. How much time do you spend on the band both physically but also mentally each day? Is it worth all the time and effort in the end?

I've been struggling slightly with some mental issues, and running a band isn't exactly easy on the mind.   I seems to be a worthless most of the time, but then again when its all said and done and you remove yourself from the bullshit, it's easy to vindicate the struggle. 

13. OK man, I would like to thank you for your time and help, please add some words to the end of this interview.

Added words eh? well i hope we all understand that most things are trivial compared to the hardships endured by people less fortunate, so next time you judge, try and put yourself in their shoes.

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